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Forum: Black Powder
01-05-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,141
Posted By vERN

Can't beleive I got the only bad ones. 1/4-1/3...

Can't beleive I got the only bad ones. 1/4-1/3 back for same problem. They did come from same distr. so it is possible that only that batch had problems. Just thought that Thunderbolt users should...
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By vERN

CVA AeroTipp bullets

Has anyone had any experience with the new CVA Aero Tip bullets. I tried to use the 250 gr. this year but didn't get a shot.
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,141
Posted By vERN

Angry Warning cva hunterbolt rifles

If you have a CVA bolt action ML BEWARE of the SAFETY! I feel that this matter needs to get out. I had a gun/archery shop and sold several of these when they came out. In fact I and my family...
Forum: Crossbows
11-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By vERN

Center the crosshairs like Awshucks says then...

Center the crosshairs like Awshucks says then shim to make the scope point to where the are arrow are hitting. In your case shim the rear mount to point the Xhair down. Be careful if you have a...
Forum: Crossbows
11-15-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 78,217
Posted By vERN

Two things. First - is our scope one perfectly...

Two things. First - is our scope one perfectly straight? If the crosshairs aren't perfectly vertical/horizontal it can cause problems. Then, are you sure you are keeping the limbs perfectly...
Forum: Crossbows
11-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 71,167
Posted By vERN

Oh, one more thing, the arrow only missed the 1"...

Oh, one more thing, the arrow only missed the 1" bullseye by about a 1/2" so figured it couldn't be too serious!! LOL
Forum: Crossbows
11-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 71,167
Posted By vERN

YES you can lose fingers if you don't get them...

YES you can lose fingers if you don't get them out of the way. (I know). Embarassing inasmuch as I was a state bowhunter instructor, but got in a hurry sighting in one night and my short-term...
10-23-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,618
Posted By vERN

Yes, I have used these - before Tink's took over...

Yes, I have used these - before Tink's took over the product. Like any lure, they work when the deer wants them to work!!!! I have had deer come right up to them and smell them. The stuff is...
10-21-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,583
Posted By vERN

Before having to go the a Xbow (I'm 82) I used...

Before having to go the a Xbow (I'm 82) I used Muzzy's and had excellent luck with them. As the Lord blessed me with more birthdays I lightened the draw weight and shortened the draw length until I...
10-21-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,464
Posted By vERN

I'd agree with those that question the bow not...

I'd agree with those that question the bow not being tuned. Paper tuning is showing what's happening at that (usually short range). If tried at different distances it might show that further...
10-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,539
Posted By vERN

At 82 I finally had to go to a crossbow and...

At 82 I finally had to go to a crossbow and thinking of trying the Rage, but after looking at the posts I can see trouble with that. I have used the old G5's, but like a lot of others was not...
10-21-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,843
Posted By vERN

Darton was my main brand for many years. They...

Darton was my main brand for many years. They were an excellent bow for the buck. If it has not been abused the Apache was a very good bow. They had an excelent design on their cams. However, it...
Forum: Wanted
02-22-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By vERN

Needed - Who handles Stoeger parts.

Who handles repair parts for Stoeger shotguns? Need a trigger housing, but haven't found out who takes care of warranty work.
Vern
Forum: Crossbows
01-30-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By vERN

RE: do you use a red dot

Spiffy - You mentioned that you just turn it on when you see the deer. I turn it on when I get on the stand and adjust for brightness as the day wears on. My son does what you do and missed a dandy...
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By vERN

RE: CVA Wolf this year or wait...

My oldest son and I shoot CVA Hunterbolts. I don't like the plastic sights and ramrodholders(Have broken 3 front sights on our 3 CVA's) and am looking into metal replacements. I have been using 295...
Forum: Technical
11-16-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By vERN

RE: Whats the age of your bow??

1999 Darton Trailmaster CPS. No sense trading when this one does the job. Besides I'm too old (78) to invest a lot of money on different bow. I got a deer last year. Haven't shot at one this year...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By vERN

New corrogated sabots

Has anybody tried the new "corrogated" sabots that are supposed to make loading 50% easier? We have steered clear of sabots because of the hard loading in our rifles.
Forum: Technical
07-03-2005, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By vERN

RE: Bowtech Advertising vs Mathews/Hoyt

Have you ever figured out why Mathews can afford to advertise so much? Their competitors are paying most of the freight in licencing fees for their cam patent. I know that when Allen got his patent...
03-22-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,700
Posted By vERN

RE: Newest & Most Dangerous Threat To Bowhunting

One thing to remember that as much as we hate to admit it, there are some firearm hunters that would like to see us out of "their" woods with our longer, and sometimes earlier, seasons. The anti's...
Forum: Black Powder
02-08-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,839
Posted By vERN

RE: POS CVA!!!!!!!

We have 3 CVA Hunterbolts and will say that a lot of the talk about plastics giving trouble is true. Have broken 3 front sights, had one rear site almost come off, apparently when it came out of the...
12-31-2004, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,626
Posted By vERN

RE: Carbon Express arrows-enough!

These arrows were originally made in Minnesota and I used, and sold, a lot of them. They had some quality control problems at first, but got that pretty much straightened out. Then they sold this...
10-30-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By vERN

RE: Blackhawk Vapor arrows

I have sold many of the Vapors and have had no complaints. Used to push Gametracker AFC's, they are a good shaft, but don't like that "Made in Korea" line on the shafts. Vapors are USA made and...
Forum: Technical
10-22-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By vERN

RE: Reflex Bows

I have sold, and used, Dartons for many years, and am presently shooting an older Darton with the CPS system. Am well satisfied with it. I hae been a fan of the cam & 1/2 since it came out. However...
Forum: Technical
07-06-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By vERN

RE: How fast is fast enough?

I can remember when my bow was the fastest thing out there - advertised AMO 197 FPS, and they figured that there just wasn't any way they could get the bows to shoot get faster!! I shot 62# in those...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-19-2004, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By vERN

RE: Ok, I took your advice and shot six bows.

While $700 woud be out of my reach - there is an old saying that the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. I don't know of anybody that has ever been disappointed by paying a...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-20-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By vERN

RE: What trail markers to get???

There are a couple of products on the market that I liked better than tacks. I have used "Night Guide" which is a gel in a squeeze bottle. Now they also have "night eyes" in a bottle. I like that...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-20-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,281
Posted By vERN

RE: Restoring faded camo...isn't there a detergent of some kind out there?

I was given a sample of that camo "magic" restorer and found out about the same as the other posts. The thing that I didn't like (and wrote in my report, which was ignored) was that they insisted on...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-20-2004, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,562
Posted By vERN

RE: Are they mutually exclusive?

An interesting post. I could be considered a novice techie as I like to try out the new stuff that looks interesting. I have a small shop and usually try out stuff before I'll recommend it to...
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By vERN

RE: Problem with Thomson center

We have a TC Renegade and a Hawken. TC made special fittings to fit over the breach plug and remove them. It takes a pretty good wrench on some of them, but they are made to fit and do not damage...
01-11-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By vERN

RE: Anyone use the Kwikee Bracket Caddy to hold your quiver

I've used the caddy and liked it. Didn't figure it was too much of a chore to screw into the tree. However, I have been using a Pine Ridge "Hunt-N-Gear" which is a belt with 3 hooks on it ....
Forum: Black Powder
01-02-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By vERN

RE: fowled barrels

We have found that our CVA Hunterbolts (inline) most often throw the 1st shot out of a clean barrel, so we hunt with a fouled barrel.
01-02-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By vERN

RE: Carbon express arrows?I I

We have shot the Carbon Express and have had good luck with them. BUT I don't like that overseas manufacturing and if I switch it will be something made in the USA - more than likely the Blackhawk...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-02-2004, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By vERN

RE: AZ senator blocking archery import tax bill, & will cost 350 Easton Archery jobs

Just one of the reasons I switched from selling AFC's. They used to be made here in Minnesota - now overseas. Switched to Blackhawk Vapors - seems to be a good shaft and the price is good too. I...
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2003, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,416
Posted By vERN

RE: CVA HunterBolt Magnum Muzzleloader

My son & I got CVA Hunterbolt mags last year. I got one deer with it. They seem to shoot very good with the right load - like a lot of other brands. We started out with 245 Powerbelts - fine on...
Forum: Guns
11-06-2003, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By vERN

RE: Garand M1 receiver

Thanks Briman.
Forum: Guns
11-05-2003, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By vERN

Garand M1 receiver

Does anyone know where I might get an M1 Garand receiver to build a gun on? I have the FFL. Would prefer non-welded receiver. Thanks.
10-16-2003, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By vERN

RE: Which odor neutralizer spray?

I have had good reults with carbon blast, but have also had problems with the earlier bottle sprayers. I believe they have made some change as I have not had the sprayer clog this season - yet. I...
10-16-2003, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,285
Posted By vERN

RE: who makes the best " cheap" bows?

I have been a Darton fan for years, and really like their CPS system. However in their great wisdon they quite using this on the lower priced bows and went with the Mathews type cam. Have to get...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2003, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By vERN

RE: THE CAN

When I was a kid about 70 years ago I had a can that sounded like a cow when turned upside down. When I saw the can deer call I thought they had resurrected my toy (so I bought one). Don' t get to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2003, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By vERN

RE: anyone ever have real luck w/ scents?? i havent!

In 31 years of bowhunting I' ve tried a lot of different things - including the vanilla, but it had to be pure,natural - and have had some good experiences with them. Have used fox and coon urine as...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2003, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By vERN

RE: Carbon Blast?

I' ve used Scent Shield' s Fall Blend with good success. However, I have also used the Carbon Blast and have had excellent results with it. I have also had trouble with it clogging the spray nozzle...
Forum: Technical
09-08-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,847
Posted By vERN

RE: is whisker biscuit a good choice

In regards to Bassmaster 1200' s coment about aluminum arrows making noise, I have a guy who complained about that but had heard that you can spray silicone on the WB to quiet it down. I told him to...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-21-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By vERN

RE: oldest treestand member

Hi, " kids" . I' m 76 and still use a tree stand some. Although I' ll have to admit that after turning 70 I started to start to learn how to hunt from the ground. A lot harder, but like to be able...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2003, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By vERN

RE: If not Powerbelts or Sabots... then what?

I' ve used the Lyman plains 385 in my TC renegade and had good results on deer - where it counts. Have also used TC Maxi' s. The only thing I will say about the Lyman bullets in MY Renegade is that...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2003, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By vERN

RE: Which CVA should I get?

We got two Hunterbolts last year, and sold a couple of others. Needed warranty parts on one and had no problems with CVA. Cann' t understand why Kevin had the problem as it would surely seem that...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2003, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By vERN

RE: dumbest question ever posted right here......

Have DST on my Renegade and love it for target shooting. There is a set screw in the trigger guard that you can adjust for how light a pull you want. You don' t have to cock the hammer to make the...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By vERN

RE: weighing blackpowder charge ?

I used to weigh my BP loads (carry over from loading smokeless) Had mixed results. Then downloaded Hodgdon' s info and they say NOTto weigh, but use bulk measure. They say that if you insist on...
Forum: Black Powder
06-13-2003, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By vERN

RE: Which powerbelts are you having trouble with

We got new inlines last year (my son and I) and tried both 245 and 295 hollow pt Powerbelts. It seemed that the 245' s grouped a little better so we went with them. My son hit a deer at about 75...
Forum: Black Powder
04-09-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By vERN

RE: Has anyone tried Buffalo Bul-etts

Tried them in a TC Renagade several years ago - both the flat base and hollow base. The flat base would be good for shooting at elephants under 15 yards if you wanted to hit something!!! The hollow...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-23-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,680
Posted By vERN

RE: Oneida Screaming Eagle

I used to shoot an Oneida H250 and sold a few Screaming Eagles. They were a little noisy & had to use every trick in the book to quiet them. Used moleskin on the tips under the string, as well as...
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